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Anyone got a 24-105/4L AND a 85/1.8?

 
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Jan 31, 2013 08:24 |  #1

If so, is it possible to take a couple of shots for me of the same subject at 85mm please? I would like to compare the sharpness and clarity of both lenses before I buy one or the other.

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Jan 31, 2013 08:26 |  #2

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=3 (external link)

its not a fair comparison, the 85 1.8 is going to be much sharper than the 24-105 at 85 for a number of reasons.


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Jan 31, 2013 09:37 |  #3

Here's a side by side comparison of both lenses at F/4 in the center.
http://i.imgur.com/mjL​J1cL.jpg (external link)
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Jan 31, 2013 09:51 |  #4

Totally different tools. I, currently, have the 24-105 but will likely add the 85 over the next year or two. The difference between f/4 and f/1.8 are dramatic and they'd get used differently.


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Jan 31, 2013 10:42 |  #5

Mr Luvpants wrote in post #15555593 (external link)
If so, is it possible to take a couple of shots for me of the same subject at 85mm please? I would like to compare the sharpness and clarity of both lenses before I buy one or the other.

I've owned both, and the 85 is clearly sharper, but...sharpness really should not be the deciding factor between these two lenses.

Either you want the veratility of a relatively slow zoom with IS that covers 24-105 well without being great; or you want a smaller, faster, cheaper prime that will cover 85mm very well.




  
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Feb 01, 2013 02:53 |  #6

I have both. Sharpness wise, no contest. 85mm wins easily at f/4. I would say 85 even wins at 2.8 or below. 85 also focus significantly faster. The down side is 85 has quite a bit of CA. It also can't do 24mm or 105mm.


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Feb 01, 2013 02:56 |  #7

eelnoraa wrote in post #15558983 (external link)
I have both. Sharpness wise, no contest. 85mm wins easily at f/4. I would say 85 even wins at 2.8 or below. 85 also focus significantly faster. The down side is 85 has quite a bit of CA. It also can't do 24mm or 105mm.

not to hijack the thread but what is CA?


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Feb 01, 2013 03:19 |  #8

chromatic aberration

http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Chromatic_aberr​ation (external link)


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Feb 01, 2013 03:24 as a reply to  @ Gweebs's post |  #9

oh i get that alot, is there a way to prevent CA? other then getting a different lens, would a filter diminish it at least?


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Feb 01, 2013 04:45 |  #10

ericm678 wrote in post #15559024 (external link)
oh i get that alot, is there a way to prevent CA? other then getting a different lens, would a filter diminish it at least?

Shoot raw and use LR4.2 or above. Amazing piece of software and can almost completely eliminate it. I wish 4.2 had been out before i got rid of my 85.


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